Microsoft previews four critical bulletins for Office; Patches on deck

Summary:Microsoft said it plans to address four critical bulletins for vulnerabilities in Office on its upcoming patch day March 11.In a security bulletin, Microsoft said Thursday there are four critical remote code execution flaws in Office, which is regularly under attack.

Microsoft said it plans to address four critical bulletins for vulnerabilities in Office on its upcoming patch day March 11.

In a security bulletin, Microsoft said Thursday there are four critical remote code execution flaws in Office, which is regularly under attack.

  • The first bulletin is rated critical for Microsoft Office Excel 2000 and may address an Excel vulnerability discovered in January and left unpatched last month.
  • The second bulletin addresses critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. In other words, if you have Outlook you should pay attention.
  • The third bulletin addresses remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 2000 (SP3).
  • And finally the fourth bulletin from Microsoft covers Web components for Office 2000.

For other flavors of Office and Excel Microsoft has called its bulletins important.

Topics: Security, Collaboration, Microsoft, Software

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